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Notes and Recent Awards

The editors would like to congratulate the following writers: Best American Essays 2019 Notable Rafia Zakaria A House in Karachi (vol. 13, no. 2) Julia Ridley Smith Legs (vol.…

Credits

Excerpt from “geohaptics” by Erin Robinsong from Counter-Desecration: A Glossary for Writing within the Anthropocene, edited by Linda Russo and Marthe Reed. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press. Copyright © 2018. English translation of Jane Johnston Schoolcraft’s “To the Pine Tree”…

Forces of Nature

This autumn morning, after the freeze,
They held a summit of the trees.
Motions were made and seconded,
And all the ochre, brown, and red
Snowed down. Each ruined crown agrees

Romanze

Blissed with the notion of forbidden lust, lothario
of forever-mantled satisfaction, prolong
this unreal engagement—senses multiplied and shunted
in constant theme and variation—prolapse, my wandering